Catch up on the latest news from General Digital, including upcoming and newly released LCD monitors, display enhancement services, accomplishments, contracts, certifications and other noteworthy items of interest.
General Digital Corporation Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System
South Windsor, CT (July 2, 2019) – General Digital Corporation (General Digital) today announced that the company has earned certification to ISO 9001:2015 for its Quality Management System.
General Digital is an engineering services company that:
- Designs and manufactures contemporary engineered solutions
- Specializes in designing and manufacturing industrial- and military-grade monitors, smart displays, computers, control electronics, systems integration and more
- Enhances performance of display systems through integration of overlays, surface coatings, optical film management, backlight redesign, and in-house optical bonding
- Provides safety-critical software development and testing services to aerospace, avionic, medical, transportation, industrial and other applications
The ISO 9001:2015 QMS certificate recognizes that General Digital’s quality management system is in conformance with the International Quality System Standard and was awarded by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB- and IATF-approved global registration services company.
On this award, Bryan Gudrian, president of General Digital said, “Achieving certification to ISO 9001:2015 QMS was a meticulous, company-wide process secured by third-party approval. This accomplishment highlights General Digital’s deep-rooted and unwavering commitment of excellence in providing our customers with the highest quality products and services across our three business units: Display Systems, Optical Bonding Laboratories, and Software Services.”
General Digital is committed to continuous improvement, constant focus on customer satisfaction, and advancing the efficiency of company processes to exceed customer and regulatory requirements. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification demonstrates that General Digital quality processes and continuous improvement methodologies meet the highest industry standards.
About ISO 9001:2015 QMS
ISO 9001:2015 QMS obtained global recognition as the leading standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and can be implemented by companies regardless of their size and industry. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the foundation of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard is grounded in effective quality management precepts. These precepts include increased focus on customer satisfaction, increased management, and the organization and advancement regarding the efficiency of processes. The recognition of and compliance with this certification culminates in the continuous improvement and production of products and services within an organization to exceed customer and regulatory requirements.
We Welcome Our New VP of Business Development for Display Systems
General Digital is pleased to announce that United States Army veteran, Bryan Dunn, has joined our team as Vice President of Business Development – Display Systems Business Unit. Bryan will use his leadership skills to further General Digital’s growth by focusing on customer satisfaction, with lasting solutions to unique problems.
Bryan brings over 20 years of leadership experience to General Digital. He is a former U.S. Army Aviator and spent nearly a decade in the federal government/military sales and marketing ecosystem. Prior to joining General Digital, Bryan gained expertise growing and leading high-performance teams at L3 Technologies and The Boeing Company. He earned a Systems Engineering degree from United States Military Academy and an MBA from Drexel University.
“Bryan is an outstanding addition to the General Digital team, as he brings a deep blend of military sales and marketing experience and a drive to deliver client success,” declared Bryan Gudrian, president of General Digital Corporation. “As General Digital continues its rapid growth across the United States and Europe, Bryan’s sales leadership and his strong background in building top performing teams will accelerate General Digital’s growth. We are thrilled to have him onboard!” he continued.
“I am honored to join the General Digital team and look forward to building on the solid foundation developed over the past several decades. General Digital is perfectly positioned to help its clients solve important problems with our engineering, integration, software development and testing services, all offered under one roof,” expressed Bryan Dunn.
Taking Your Bonded LCDs to Greater Extremes with GenGard F801
General Digital is excited to announce GenGard F801™, the next revolution of LCD bonding, specially processed for high altitude (up to 60,000 feet), extreme temperatures (-45° and beyond) and severe shock and vibration.
Our Optical Bonding Laboratories developed proprietary process that enables displays to survive increasingly hostile and demanding environments, whether they be in the depths of the ocean or the upper reaches of our atmosphere (and beyond).
We Welcome a New Intern
General Digital welcomes Melissa Levin to an internship in our Marketing Department. She is in her senior year at the University of Connecticut, studying communications with hopes of pursing a career in marketing and public relations.
Since she started, she has worked on numerous projects including producing social media content each week, assisting in Web site revision, analyzing competitors, and assisting in growing business relations. In her free time, she loves to listen to podcasts, try new restaurants, and spend time at the beach!
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to Impact U.S. Manufacturers
With the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted by President Trump, many are expecting prices on all sorts of U.S.-produced goods to skyrocket. For any U.S. industry using these metals, the impact is going to be real.
However, General Digital anticipates a less substantial increase than the 25% for steel and 10% for aluminum. We feel this way primarily for the following reasons.
First, although our monitors and certain peripherals are built from mostly aluminum (and a lesser amount of steel and stainless steel) in order to withstand harsh industrial and military environments, they also contain many other materials, which have no tariffs levied against them.
Secondly, cost increases should be buffered somewhat as they will be spread across the nation, rather than placed on a sole manufacturer.
As always, General Digital is committed to giving each customer a superior product at a fair price. Time will tell the true effect of the tariffs, but rest assured we will make every effort to minimize any cost increase.
Please feel welcome to speak with a Sales Engineer should you have any concerns.
Two New Display Head Assemblys Released
We’re having our own kind of March Madness here with the release of an 8.4" and 12.1" Display Head Assembly (DHA). These small and mid-sized displays both feature 1024 x 768 XGA resolutions and 700:1 contrast ratios. The 12.1" produces 1,650 nits of luminance while the 8.4" pumps out 1,850 nits!
Clearly, both are well equipped for use in high brightness enviroments. Additionally, they are fully compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), making them ideal for military purposes. Wide viewing angles are standard issue, as well.
As equipped, both DHAs are ready for installation in your console, Humvee, aircraft or nearly any other panel or enclosure. However, General Digital offers a whole host of value-add options and accessories to configure the DHA to your requirements. Select from touch screens, antiglare filters, optical bonding, heaters, EMI filters, privacy films, and much more. Speak with a Sales Engineer for a no-hassle consultation about your application.
Markets include, military, industrial, transportation, medical, simulation, commercial...really just about anywhere!
View our Product Line-up Sheet of enhanced displays, from 6.5" to 24.0".
Or visit the DHA page on our Web site.
Kicking Off the New Year with New Software Contracts
General Digital is happy to announce that the new year has brought forth quite a few new software opportunities in the aerospace industry. One project integrates hardware and software for a specialized weatherproofing application to be used in the field. Other projects include local aerospace manufacturers who are utilizing our expertise and consulting services to create high quality software that will enhance their internal software processing systems. Additionally, we will continue our ongoing partnerships with aerospace manufacturers and developers to enhance and test their software.
In current projects, after many trial and error sessions, General Digital is proud to announce that the first working prototypes for our partnered startup medical device company have been delivered for ongoing testing. We look forward to the next phase of this exciting new and innovative product, as well as helping them with FDA submissions and further enhancing their product lines.
Whether a customer is developing a new product or software, or attempting to retrofit/recertify a legacy system, General Digital’s experienced staff provides the independent assessments an organization needs to meet high quality software requirements. We are always at the ready to help our customers meet the ever-changing and demanding requirements of most industries, such as medical, avionics, transportation or industrial.
SlimLine 1U with Blu-ray Drive and KVM Switch Nearing Completion
General Digital is excited to announce that we will soon release our first SlimLine 1U with an optional integrated Blu-ray™ drive and KVM switch. Both options are available across our entire SlimLine Series lineup, as well as most of our other display products.
With a disc drive integrated into your unit, no more will you waste valuable time fumbling with extra wires and looking for open USB ports. The combination of the Blu-ray drive and General Digital high definition displays (including ultra clear sunlight readable and optically-bonded screens) ensures you will enjoy the best possible viewing experience.
The integrated KVM switch further simplifies the control of muliple computers from one central location.
Though the technology is not new, integrating both devices into a ruggedized 1U high flip-up monitor/keyboard/trackball system is an engineering achievement of some significance, if we say so ourselves. And furthers our drive to build better, more compact systems in the future.
Speak with a Sales Engineer to learn more and inquire about availability.
Slim Barracuda Nearing Completion
Completing custom orders and taking on unique jobs is a typical day at General Digital.
Recently, unsure if it was even possible, the U.S. Army inquired if we could build our waterproof Barracuda monitor in a slim enclosure. Naturally, we surpassed expectations with this one-of-a-kind display. A much leaner version of our current Barracuda line, this military-grade marine display measures in just 1.7" deep (the original Barracuda is 3.0" in depth).
“How did they do it?” you may be wondering. Without giving away our secret recipe, a custom-fitted controller board is one key ingredient. It’s also loaded with our own custom-designed LED rail, backlight controller, and OSD controller. Let’s not forget that it’s sunlight readable, which is handy in bright environments.
At the heart of this slim Barracuda is a 15.6" display that features a wide format high resolution (1920 x 1080), surpassing the resolution of the typical 15" display (1024 x 768). Built to meet many military standards, on the back of the enclosure are the gore vent and sealed military 38999 DC input power connector.
Speak with a Sales Engineer to learn more and inquire about availability.
Making concepts a reality is General Digital’s forte. What we can build for you?
Introducing 7" Monitor with DisplayLink Interface for Drone Applications
General Digital’s display engineering team recently developed a 7-inch open frame monitor available in a variety of configurations. Many Impact Monitor Kits are configured for military applications, including our latest model, which features a DisplayLink® Video-Over-USB interface for Armed Forces drone applications. The possibilities are nearly endless with a smaller sized monitor such as the Impact 7. Options include touch screens, NVIS displays, Android-based operating systems, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and much more. Download the preliminary flyer or contact a Sales Engineer to learn more or request a demo unit.
Full HD Dual Mode LCDs Available
For years now, General Digital has offered dual mode displays, meaning that the LCD is capable of being sunlight readable and NVIS compatible. And the dual mode design is not off-the-shelf; we spent countless man-hours developing and testing our own unique configuration to better serve our customers. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer several displays that not only are dual mode, but have Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080), as well. This means even sharper, cleaner images in bright sunlight or when wearing night vision goggles. The LCD sizes available as of this writing are 15.6", 17.3", 18.5" and 21.3", with more to follow soon. Any of our displays are easily incorporated into an enclosure to suit your application. For more information, please contact a Sales Engineer.
General Digital Welcomes Many New Hires
General Digital has just expanded our Software Services business unit with new hires. The department has nearly doubled in size over the past few months, as we have been awarded several new contracts for software development and IV&V testing. We want to thank Software Services Sales & Business Manager Bill Stamm and everyone else involved for all of their work in expanding and further strengthening this business unit.
First Sale of VueSim to Aerospace Company
Recently, a Canadian aerospace company has awarded General Digital a contract for several VueSim™ 6.5" smart displays. They intend to incorporate them into their aircraft’s main control systems.
The VueSim is a sunlight readable and night vision goggle-compatible monitor that is perfect for those with a need for a low-cost simulator or cockpit monitor (i.e., PFD or MFD) with high quality processor and graphics performance. Available in sizes from 6.5" to 19.0” as standard models, we can build them in our South Windsor, Connecticut, facility in nearly any size required.
We anticipate supplying more of VueSims to the aviation and other industries.
Many Display Head Assembly Data Sheets Released
We’ve been busy creating data sheets for many new Display Head Assembly ( DHA) products. We offer DHAs in standard sizes from 6.5" to 24", though we can accommodate nearly any size our customers require. Most displays we offer can be equipped for sunlight readability, use with night vision goggles, glare and reflection reduction, EMI shielding, touch screen overlays and much more. You can download the released data sheets for review on our DHA page. On a related note, we have also released our Display Product Line-Up Sheet, in PDF format, of many of the optically-enhanced DHAs we produce. Included on this sheet are the basic specifications of the displays to help you decide which will best suit your needs. Contact a Sales Engineer with any questions you may have, or for a no-obligation quote.
Introducing the New TwoView 2 Vertical!
General Digital’s brand new TwoView 2 Vertical allows users to enjoy all the same features as that of the original TwoView & Twoview 2, while also being able to flip the monitors vertically, saving horizontal space. This new design still permits enhancements of the monitor, which can be modified to both high brightness—with a sunlight readability of 1000 nits or more—as well as night vision capability.
Other key features include: USB & PS/2 interfaces, touch screen, including multitouch, high resolution displays, including full HD, and much, much more!
Call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a TwoView 2 Vertical display that will suit your requirements.
Introducing Our New 4K Resolution 24" LCD Monitor
General Digital has just finished constructing our first 4K monitor. The first configuration is equipped with a 23.8" LCD, though other sizes will be available soon (27", 30" and larger). The 3840 x 2160 resolution screen displays 1.07 billion colors at a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Enclosed in our rugged Saber Standalone housing, this ultra high definition display is ideal for industrial and military applications. It features DVI-D, HDMI (x3), and DisplayPort video inputs, as well as an internal AC power supply. Call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a 4K display that will suit your requirements.
Now Available: MIL-STD-901D-Compliant Sealed Marine-Grade LCD Monitors
General Digital is pleased to announce the release of our Barracuda PanelMount Solar/NVIS 901D marine-grade MIL-STD-901D-compliant 15.0" and 17.0" LCD monitors, complete with sunlight readable and NVIS-compatible displays. Environmentally sealed to meet IP67 standards, and equipped with advanced features like an EMI micro-mesh filter, military-grade +9 to +36 VDC power supply, optically-bonded touch screen, circular polarizer and 1/4-wave retarder to enhance contrast in high ambient light conditions. The waterproof Barracuda is ideal for shipboard, ground vehicle and mobile applications. Download the 17.0" data sheet to learn more, and then call a Sales Engineer today to discuss how we can configure a Barracuda display to perfectly meet your needs.
Antiglare Film Applied to 55" Monitor
General Digital’s Optical Bonding Laboratories has successfully applied an antiglare film film to a large format 55 inch LCD monitor. A large form factor display can be quite a challenge to work with, but our team’s patience and expertise paid off. This display will be used in an avionic simulator by our customer, a prominent force in the aviation industry. Next, we are looking to tackle an 84 inch display.
Southeast Road Trip 2016 Update
Our sales team enjoyed great success after visiting many customers and prospects in the Charleston, South Carolina, and Huntsville, Alabama, areas. We introduced our new VueSim smart monitor for simulators, and other monitors with dual mode LED backlights that are both sunlight readable and NVG compatible. Everything we presented for all of the programs stimulated great interest. Many future opportunities exist for our Saber PanelMount, Titan Lite, and VueSim variants.
VueSim™ Debuts at I/ITSEC Trade Show
General Digital debuted the newest iteration of our VueSim HMI™ flight simulator monitor at I/ITSEC 2015. The 7104 model is a smart monitor that accepts ARINC 429, as well as Ethernet signals, successfully displaying its versatility. Featuring bonded glass and a high quality display with guaranteed 10-year product availability, the 7104 is available with many options, including sunlight readability and night vision goggle compatibility. Another option is an extended color gamut, displaying a more dynamic color range of its high definition graphics.
To accompany this advanced simulation display, we designed two software applications for simple operation by the end user: VueSim Author™ for creating high quality user-defined graphics; and VueSim RT™, which reads aircraft data and renders graphics to display on the LCD.
Shipping will commence in Q1 of 2016.
General Digital Awarded Barracuda Monitor Contract for General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies
General Digital has been awarded a contract for 240 custom Barracuda 6.5" waterproof monitors. The 1024 x 768 resolution sunlight readable displays will be compatible with night vision goggles. The desert tan Barracudas will be sealed to IP67 standards and built to meet many military specifications.
General Digital Awarded Titan Monitor Contract for the Canadian Navy’s Artic Patrol Ships
General Digital has been awarded yet another contract for our Titan monitor—this time for eighteen Titan Standalone 65.0" units for the Canadian Navy’s Arctic Patrol Ships. The monitors will be equipped with mutiple video inputs, including Dual DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, Composite BNC and HD Component. The displays will be shatter resistant, and have an antireflective and ITO-coated protective glass overlay. Also included is an internal power supply, USB pass-through port, stereo speakers and IR Remote Control.
General Digital Awarded Titan Monitor Contract for Brazilian Navy Submarines
General Digital has enjoyed great success supplying our Titan Series of monitors to the U.S. Navy for Los Angeles- and Virginia-class submarines, not to mention future Ohio-class subs. Our Titan PanelMount 39.0" LCD monitors have been selected for the retrofitting of Brazilian Navy Submarine plotter tables. We will provide a rugged tempered glass overlay for the plotter tabletop to protect the Titan monitor and other electronics within the table enclosure. We were awarded this contract in conjunction with the recommendations and support of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and Lockheed Martin.
GenStar IV Nears Completion
General Digital is nearing completion of our completely redesigned FAA air traffic control tower monitor, the GenStar IV™. Available with either a 19.0" or 21.3" display, our newest GenStar LCD monitor features a host of improvements over the previous generation, including an Advanced Display Interface System, active monitoring and reporting of system performance and faults, dual ambient light sensors, a field-replaceable power supply, and a 2.00" reduced depth enclosure.
Simulation Displays in Development
General Digital is delving into the cockpit display and flight simulator market to complement our existing product lines and help us pave a path towards manufacturing avionics products. Following are a few of the products and software on which we’ve been working.
Vista™ SD4104: A basic 10.4" display designed for use with flight simulators, providing flight performance information. Display options will include sunlight readable, NVIS, and wide color gamut.
VueSim™: Comprised of four products, the VueSim product line includes a “smart” 10.4" monitor (VueSim HMI™), a graphics rendering engine and I/O module (VueSim RT™), a desktop application with an easy-to-use graphics editor (VueSim Author™), and a plug-n-play monitor to swap with an expensive avionics certified flight display (VueSim cc™). Download the VueSim flyer.
CoPilot M6104™: An FAA-certified 10.4" Multifunction Display System (MFDS), complete with sunlight readable and NVIS capability, system scalability, and our own VueSafe™ anti-aliasing application for improved graphical display.
Contact a Sales Engineer for more information at 800.952.2535, ext. 181.
Ideal for Extreme Environments
General Digital’s latest proprietary UV bonding process will take you where no other silicone bond has gone before!
Did you know that UV (ultraviolet) technology allows for wider temperature ranges than traditional silicone bonds? Our formulation will survive temperature extremes beyond –55° C, well suited for today’s harsh environmental military applications.
In addition to improved temperature performance, our UV technology solutions have tested successfully in simulated altitudes in excess of 55,000 feet, with no bond degradation to the assembly.
No matter the nature of your application, General Digital’s Optical Bonding Laboratories professional engineers will consult with you on a bond configuration best tailored to your specifications. Call now for a no-obligation consultation at 800.952.2535, ext. 132.